Four Youth Ministry Needs

I know there are a million things to think about in ministry! If you are full a time student ministry worker, a role that is diminishing (according to Barna), you have lots of obligations and details. If you are a … Continued

The Right Friends Can Help Overcome Worry

It may make you feel better to know you’re not the only one who worries! Someone once quipped: “Worry works – 98% of the things I worried about never happened!” But just because our minds can so easily move to … Continued

Decide To Get Up Early

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Much has been written and documented about the discipline and effectiveness of early risers. Here’s one example after a quick google search and here’s a list of people who wake up early. I know there a couple different rhythms – … Continued

5 Great Traits for Family Gatherings During Holidays

Here are some attitudes that help make the family celebrations great ones as you get together over the holidays.   These are free, beneficial and almost always well received.  I’m blessed with an easy-going family – on both sides. But, I’ve heard … Continued

Thanksgiving Posts


It’s Thanksgiving Week and here are a collection of some “thankfulness posts” from the archives. Happy Thanksgiving to you! 101 Things For Which Anyone Can Be Thankful Thank you for the sky. Thank you for the mountains.  Thank you for … Continued

Parents: Music Lessons Are A Great Investment!

It’s a bit of a sacrifice to hand over $15-$25 per lesson every week to learn an instrument! Not to mention the driving and waiting times! But it’s still a very worthwhile investment in the life of a child. How … Continued

Jesus Changes Agendas

Many books have been written on the ways Jesus changes our direction and agendas. Here’s one more little example from Luke 24. Jesus had just risen that day and two of his followers were walking along the road. Jesus appears … Continued

Ministry Leader: Your Attitude Is Contagious

Pastors, worship leaders, and next-generation ministry leaders build the culture of attitude – positive or negative – in the leaders and the church. Your attitude is contagious. No ministry or leader is perfect and there will be tough seasons and … Continued

How To Gain Leadership Wisdom

There are no shortcuts to wisdom. It takes time. You don’t gain wisdom in leadership just because you set out to be a wise leader, but because your goals are set on helping others. It doesn’t matter what role you … Continued

Jesus Borrowed

I’m struck by how Jesus borrowed and used stuff from people. In each case, he took good care of it, used it for a purpose and his glory and then returned it. He Borrowed A Boat In Luke 5, Jesus … Continued

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